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Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus in the Persian Empire. He is known for having written the book The Histories, a detailed record of his "inquiry" on the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars. He is widely considered to have been the first writer to have treated historical subjects using a method of systematic investigation—specifically, by collecting his materials and then critically arranging them into an historiographic... Read More

Bornc. 484 BC
Halicarnassus, Caria, Asia Minor, Persian Empire
Diedc. 425 BC (aged approximately 60)
Thurii, Calabria or Pella, Macedon
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